In Bay County roughly 60 percent of public school students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
The real number is probably higher because many middle school and high school students don't apply for the federal program that provides breakfast and lunch for students in need during the school year.
Just because the last day of school is coming up doesn't mean that the meals stop. A summer meal program is in place to make sure children have access to at least one healthy meal a day.
Julio Narvaez is the Chartwell's Food Service district manager and he joined us with more on the program.
Schools involved in the program are:
Bay High School
Cedar Grove Elementary
Deer Point Elementary
Everitt Middle School
Hiland Park Elementary
Oakland Terrace Elementary
St. Andrews Elementary
Tommy Smith Elementary